Stoughton - Ernest "Ernie" Blackburn, age 61, passed away on January 10, 2013 while at his home surrounded by his family.
Ernie was born on January 26, 1951 in Bemidji, Minnesota, the son of Stanley and June (Kunkel) Blackburn. He married Deborah Morgan on August 11, 1979 at John and Martha Onsrud's farm in Stoughton.
Ernie was a devoted family man and an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed bird hunting with his Gordon Setters, camping and canoeing, working on his hobby farm and flying his J3 Piper Cub.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie; two daughters, Kimberly and Rebecca Blackburn; one sister, Judy Smith; one aunt, Vi Blackburn; three cousins, David (Brenda) Blackburn, Lettie (Bob) Blackburn, and Dick (Debbie) Blackburn; a nephew, Casey Smith and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and June.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family in Ernie's memory.
A remembrance will be held at the Stoughton VFW, 200 Veterans Road, Stoughton WI on Saturday January 19 from 11-2 PM.